Click here if you are having trouble viewing this message.                                  September 2017

Event explores employers’ options to improve employees' financial wellness

​JPMorgan Chase, Prudential and Staples were among the companies that sent representatives to a conference about financial wellness programs for employees, hosted by the Center for Social Development. The September 19 “Catalyzing a Financially Stable Workforce: How to Choose the Right Financial Wellness Program for Employees” drew more than 120 attendees.

‘Celebrating the Strengths of Black Girls’ finishes fifth session

Seventeen girls recently completed a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program for racial and ethnic minority girls in the St. Louis region. Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, PhD, is researching what might enhance black girls’ mathematics performance.

Report explores statewide Child Development Account policies

Four states have created statewide Child Development Account policies, and a new report describes them in detail with the intent of informing new initiatives in the United States.
Buder scholars join faculty at universities in Alaska, Illinois

Congratulations to Shanondora Billiot, PhD, and Jessica Black, PhD, on their new faculty positions at the University of Illinois School of Social Work and the University of Alaska Fairbanks, respectively.